"What kind of a camera do you have?
Enter the make and model in Google.
It should come up.
Look up Close-ups, or Zoom or Macro.
I have a Kodak. The close-up setting is a…"
"That's news to me. I thought the nickel was electro-plated. Certain guns are "nickel plated". I know you can silver plate over most base metals. Most common is copper. I see some silver plated cast iron coming out of India; it…"
"Take a bowl of almost boiling water. Put pot handle into it for 1-2 seconds, pull out and smell it. If it stinks it bakelite and the value just went up. Put a refrigerator magnet on the metal; if it sticks it's steel or iron.
"When pulled the piston like axles cause the horses to go up and down. Looks like it was designed that way to me.
The horses are molded whereas most plastic is injection molded (no seam lines). You have seam lines which indicate the horses are…"
"Deb, you just about fooled me this time!!!
I was wondering why a Brit company would be making footballs; didn't make sense.
What you have is not a football but rather a Rugby Ball. In England "footballs" are round. In the States we…"
"That doesn't look like silver to me, too pitted. Suspect it is steel or iron with galvanization. Does a magnet stick to it? If so, it's not silver. Is there a clapper ? (thing that strikes the bell inside)
Looks to me like it…"
"St. Marys is a town in Ontario Province, Canada. A black swan is the logo of a Catholic church foundry. Whether they make pewter or not I cannot tell.
It sure helps if you post pictures.
As for being shy, forget it; I was shy too. Just…"
"Debs: Nickel Silver consists of copper, tin and nickel. There is NO SILVER in it or on it. It is not silver plated. The term "silver" refers to the color only. It is also called German Silver and Alpaca.
The Slazenger brand is a British sports manufacturing company and one of the oldest in existance. While they produce hundreds of items for the current market, they also make retro items. This American grid iron football is…"
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